Job Vacancies

Posted by: Robert Abruzzese on Jun 4, 2021

The Labor Bureau of the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) is seeking an attorney to serve in the Employment Security Section and defend against state and federal court challenges to the New York State Department of Labor’s (DOL) enforcement of labor laws and standards, and defend the DOL’s and other agencies’ decisions in the Appellate Division. This position will be located at the New York City office and report to the Employment Security Section Chief.

The Employment Security Section represents the New York State DOL on appeals to the Appellate Division, Third Department, from decisions of the Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board relating to eligibility of individuals for unemployment insurance benefits and the obligation of employers to pay unemployment insurance contributions. The Section also handles other defensive litigation involving the unemployment insurance program in both state and federal courts and represents the interests of the Unemployment Insurance Division in bankruptcy cases, foreclosures, and other multi-party litigation involving distribution of limited funds to creditors. In addition, the Section initiates civil actions to recover overpayments of unemployment insurance benefits. 

Qualification for this position include the following:

  • A minimum of three (3) years of post-graduate legal experience, preferably with a focus on appellate practice and/or complex civil litigation;
  • Superb legal analysis, legal writing and editing, and oral advocacy skills;
  • Outstanding organizational, interpersonal communication, problem solving, and teamwork skills;
  • Knowledge of major state and federal labor employment law, particularly Article 18 of the Labor Law;
  • A demonstrated commitment to public service; and
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Applicants must reside in (or intend to soon become a resident of) New York State and be admitted to practice law in New York State. In addition, the Public Officers Law requires that attorneys in the Office be citizens of the United States. A two (2) year commitment upon being hired is a condition of employment.

OAG employees serve more than 19 million state residents in a wide variety of occupations. We offer a comprehensive New York State benefits package, including paid leave, health, dental, vision and retirement benefits, and family-friendly policies. As an employee of the OAG, you will join a team of dedicated individuals who work to serve the people of our State.


Applications are being received online. To apply, please click on the following link: LAB_NYC_AAG/ESS_3349

Please be advised that applications for this posting will be considered on a rolling basis.

Applicants must be prepared to submit a complete application consisting of the following:

Please note: Failure to submit a complete application will delay the consideration of your application.

If you have questions regarding a position with the OAG and the application process or you need assistance with submitting your application, please contact Legal Recruitment via email at or phone at 212-416-8080.

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